WHAT WE DO & HOW WE WORK
A TYPICAL PROJECT. A team of trainers works with the community to find the best solutions for their water problems. One water trainer shows a family how to use a filter in their home, and another water trainer helps to install a water purifier at the local medical clinic. A team of hygiene workers hold an event at the school to teach students proper hand washing methods and how germs spread. Well repairmen work together to fix broken wells in the area, learning to troubleshoot common causes of hand pump failure.
Our Guiding Principles
Training community members how to operate water systems, fix broken wells, and teach health and hygiene ensures that the solutions are long-term. Not only does training support long-term solutions, training is a multiplier. Training ten people who then each train ten other people multiplies the impact.
Water is a community problem, which means it requires community solutions. Water problems are addressed at multiple levels: community, family and individual. Water solutions at different levels strengthen the community's ability to take care of their own water supply.
Water projects are done one community, one family, one person at a time, so the impact can be seen throughout the entire community. Public health improves - there are less people at the medical clinic, more children in the school, and more people working to better their lives.